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Chat => Introductions => Topic started by: Westie on January 12, 2018, 05:08:04 PM

Title: Hi everyone
Post by: Westie on January 12, 2018, 05:08:04 PM
Hi all. Thought I'd drop by and say hello from Carmarthenshire, south west Wales!

I've been lurking here for a while, but I wanted to express big thanks to a number of people, and I didn't know a better way to do it.
@kitz - for setting up & maintaining such an awesome resource as kitz.co.uk., and
@burrakucat - forum mod.
@roseway - for DSLstats
@tbailey2 - for MDWS

As a complete newbie to the workings of routers/modems, I'd also like to thank all those who have (perhaps unwittingly) contributed to my education, and especially:
@shdf for finding the DGA4130, @Ansuel for hacking it and @tiffy for leading me down the path of monitoring with a headless Rasp Pi.

I've just started uploading stats to MDWS (same username - Westie), although I haven't much clue whether they are good or bad, or even what I should be looking at!

All I need now is a decent line speed...Fibre 38Mb scheduled for Jan 26th!

Cheers,

George
Title: Re: Hi everyone
Post by: burakkucat on January 12, 2018, 05:12:16 PM
Hello and welcome to the Kitz forum, as a contributor, George.  :)
Title: Re: Hi everyone
Post by: tiffy on January 12, 2018, 05:44:41 PM
@ Westie

Hi George,

A very warm welcome as a now active member of the forum, I'am sure you won't regret signing up, as you have said, it's a fantastic source of information and knowledge, in my opinion, second to none on the web.

Many thanks for the mention, most kind, I'am glad my posts on RPi's were useful, all credit to the many members who in turn assisted me in getting my RPi's fully functional running DSLStats to MDWS.

I note on your MDWS stat's you are still on ADSL service, good luck with the VDSL migration on 26th, wonder if you are migrating with your existing provider or moving to a new ISP ?
Either way, I'am sure you will have hours of fun monitoring your VDSL stat's on MDWS via DSLStats.

Remember to add your modem model number to your MDWS profile, has to be done manually under "options".
Title: Re: Hi everyone
Post by: kitzuser87430 on January 12, 2018, 06:18:07 PM
Welcome to the forum George

Ps I'm further west than you are  ;D.....Pembrokeshire.

Ian
Title: Re: Hi everyone
Post by: roseway on January 12, 2018, 06:22:20 PM
Many thanks and a warm welcome, George. :)
Title: Re: Hi everyone
Post by: kitz on January 12, 2018, 07:14:54 PM
Hi, welcome and thank you for the kind words :)
Title: Re: Hi everyone
Post by: 4candles on January 12, 2018, 09:28:39 PM
All I need now is a decent line speed...Fibre 38Mb scheduled for Jan 26th!


Good luck.   :thumbs:  If it all goes pear shaped we'd like to be the first to know.   ;D


Welcome to the forum.   :)
Title: Re: Hi everyone
Post by: Westie on January 13, 2018, 09:19:41 AM
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

I'll be changing from ADSL to VDSL with a new ISP. I've chosen Vodafone, with the assurance I'll be able to use my own router. The install date has slipped from Jan 26th to 30th, since Openreach have to swap wires to the FTTC cab. Hope I don't regret the choice  :shrug2:

Currently using a DGA4130, (42 from Amazon Italy last month). I can't add it to MDWS since it's not on the drop-down list. (Maybe because the MCT list doesn't have it, - although they do have a DGA1430!?)
Title: Re: Hi everyone
Post by: Ronski on January 13, 2018, 09:32:46 AM
Hi Westie and welcome to the forums.

Vodafones support can be rather dire from what I've read, hopefully you won't need it.

As for the modem you'll need to let Tony know that it's compatible with MDWS via the relevant thread in the router monitoring forum, he'll then add it to the list.
Title: Re: Hi everyone
Post by: Weaver on January 13, 2018, 06:59:51 PM
I might be further west than either of you, but I wouldn't guarantee it as I'm only a mile or two from the east coast of Skye and can see the mainland mountains clearly from my bedroom window.
Title: Re: Hi everyone
Post by: kitzuser87430 on January 13, 2018, 07:52:31 PM
@weaver I make it (using google maps) you are 1.1 degrees further west than I am.

I can't work out how many miles that is https://www.thoughtco.com/degree-of-latitude-and-longitude-distance-4070616 (https://www.thoughtco.com/degree-of-latitude-and-longitude-distance-4070616) but I would think another 50 to 70 miles west.

Ian